Drawing with nature with Clare Belbin

Whether you are totally new to drawing or have past experience and are looking to rekindle a love of the medium, this course will provide an inspiring artistic challenge. We will look at the fundamental elements of drawing which can then provide you with the basic building blocks to develop further; shape, line, rhythm and tone will all be explored. Subject matter will be taken directly from the walled garden, which at this time of year is bursting with form, shape and texture. This course is designed to inspire!

In terms of medium, we will look at using graphite, charcoal and conte.

This is one of three courses in creativity. There is a course that focusses on painting, details of which can be found here, and another course on painting which can be booked here. They can either be booked together as they relate, or separately.

Further information:
Who is the course for? Both beginners and those with experience wanting to refresh.

paper, graphite, charcoal – these will be made available, but please feel free to bring ones own.


Start time: arrive 9.45am for 10.00am start

Morning coffee/tea break: 10.45am – 11.00am

Lunch: 12.30am – 1.15 pm

Afternoon tea break: 2.45pm – 3.00pm

Finish: 4.00pm

The Vine House Cafe serves tea, coffee, cakes, pastries, light snacks and lunches, but feel free to bring your own refreshments.

There is no parking available at the Garden but the CLeveland Way car park is only a short walk away.

Tutor bio:
Clare Belbin Carlile studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and completed her postgraduate in Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, exhibiting regularly since then. Clare has been resident artist at Helmsley Walled Garden for a number of years and can be found most days throughout the year (in all weathers!) in one of the borders of the garden painting. She has extensive experience in teaching courses in creativity, as well as mindfulness.